Bulbs in bloom
21st April 2009
As part of an initiative to encourage children to learn about flowers and gardening, the District Council donated 6,000 bulbs to the primary schools in its district (one for each child), plus compost to help them bloom. Thanks to a recycling rate of almost 49%, the compost could be made from the garden waste, cardboard and food waste that residents place in their brown bins.
As part of the project the District Council's Ground Maintenance team went into schools to help children plant their bulbs and learn about improving their natural school environment.
Children at Maple Cross JMI school have certainly been enjoying seeing their daffodils in bloom. Headteacher Mrs Tomaney said:
"We are constantly looking for ways to enhance our outdoor learning environment and these beautiful daffodils create a great focal point in the school grounds, helping to generate more interest amongst our pupils for nature."